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#21 Persona Non Grata

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:31 AM

I saw that... thought it was fitting...

 

Quite the sticky wicket for the haters! They're already embracing the words of  a very unsavory character. Now they will be cheering on L.W. as he protects her from the legal ramifications of her actions.



#22 RiverFox

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:34 PM

Did you hear that the stripper / prostitute / child sex slave trafficker /and heroine to the haters

Katina Powell has retained Larry Wilder to help her with her mounting legal problems?!

That's all I needed to know about the situation. 


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:37 AM

From Coach Patino...

 

To our loyal fans,

First, above all, I'm sorry we all have to endure the pain of these allegations. I so appreciate your support and friendships.

I will not resign and let you down. Someday I will walk away in celebration of many memorable years but that time is not now. I do not fight these accusations by others but rather turn the other cheek. Couldn't do it at 33, but at 63 it's the wise thing to do. Let's let the investigators do their job and we will play basketball.

I am really excited with our ball team. Their attitude and willingness to learn is the best I've witnessed as a coach. We have the potential to be a very explosive offensive team. We must defend like past years. That will come when they come together as a unit.



#24 grayarea

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:51 AM

I don't think U of L can escape some of what has been verified through other recruits. I get the feeling there is a whole lot more out there that we still don't know. Like...

 

1.) Where did the money come from? McGee couldn't have afforded that...

2.) What caused Powell to raise out of the slime when she did? What occurred that caused her to now go after the program?

 

There is still so much to know. On the legal side, it will be interesting to see how it shakes out. For instance, if you prosecute the prosecutor will have to prove the truth of what she is saying. U of L won't really have a seat at the trial in which they want to prove she shouldn't be prosecuted because what she says is a lie. If the courts proved the allegations she spreads as being true, then U of L actually gets trouble out of that. Tricky Catch-22 situation.



#25 Savile Row

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:50 PM

Larry Wilder is on the job!

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http://www.courier-j...-ncaa/75658314/
 



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Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:17 PM


CRAWFORD | Powell's attorney, Larry Wilder,

responds to Pitino's New Year's Day remarks
Posted: Jan 01, 2016
By Eric Crawford

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — After University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino spoke at length about the allegations that former Louisville escort Katina Powell has made about the program, her lawyer responded to some of his comments this afternoon.

Pitino said at a meeting with Indianapolis Business Journal publishing before “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” was published, representatives of IBJ told two U of L officials, when questioned about her journals, that, “No, no, we wrote it. She can’t complete two sentences the right way to write a book.”

Pitino was relating what was told to him. Whether the quote is accurate, or to what it exactly referred -- the book or the journals themselves -- isn’t known. WDRB couldn’t reach officials at IBJ Book Publishing for comment, but Powell’s attorney, Larry Wilder, says those statements are inconsistent with anything the publisher ever has expressed about her in the past.

“I find it difficult to believe that anyone at IBJ would have been as hateful and mean-spirited about Ms. Powell as Coach Pitino has stated,” Wilder said in a text message exchange. “During my meetings with IBJ staff and ownership they have all been very respectful of her and her family. These gratuitous statements are clearly offered as a distraction to the truth.”

It was just the beginning of a 300-word statement from Wilder.
While Pitino cast doubt on Powell’s journals, Wilder said, “The NCAA went through each page of Ms. Powell’s five journals. There were hundreds and hundreds of pages written about a myriad of events going on in her life during those several years that she was involved with Mr. (Andre) McGee providing ‘entertainment’ at the university. It is very clear that the journals weren’t created for the singular purpose of impugning the university. There are a litany of players that have confirmed these events.”

On one thing, Wilder and Pitino agreed. Pitino steadfastly insisted that he had no knowledge of the alleged events in the men’s basketball dorm, and Wilder said he’s seen nothing to contradict that.

“For what it is worth, I have personally seen nothing that would support the conclusion that Coach Pitino had knowledge of the events that were taking place,” Wilder said. “However, I have seen a mountain of evidence that supports the unequivocal conclusion that the events in fact occurred.”

Pitino himself seemed to acknowledge that, to a degree, when he said, referencing McGee, “Did one person do some scurrilous things? I believe so. From what I know now, I believe so. The only thing I don’t know, I don’t know why he did it. I just, for the life of me, can’t figure out.”

Wilder said he feels certain of the same thing.

“Unfortunately, tragically, what Ms. Powell said took place at the university took place,” he said. “I appreciate Coach Pitino’s position. I understand he is hopeful that these things didn’t take place. However, the NCAA will render their opinion when they complete their full investigation and I am confident that their opinion will be reflective of the totality of the evidence and the circumstances. Ms. Powell continues to stand by her journals, her statements and the statements of those who have been interviewed by journalists, investigators and other lawyers. I am certain that the fraternity of ‘U of L basketball’ is as closely knit as any other. However, we have all been recent witnesses to just how far members of the ‘brotherhood’ will go to protect one another.”

Pitino referenced individuals who have come forward to challenge portions of Powell’s book in a lawsuit filed in Louisville.

Wilder filed a response to that lawsuit late last week, asking for a judge to dismiss it.


http://www.wdrb.com/...ars-day-remarks



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:42 PM

As I've said before... I would have fired Pitino long ago over the Porcini's debacle... 

 

You can't lead a program when you're a whore monger and expect the kids to ignore that behavior... you will reap what you sow... and here we are... harvest time...  

 

 

Sources: U of L imposing postseason hoops ban

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville has suspended its men's basketball program from postseason play at the end of this season, university officials said in a press conference Friday afternoon.
 
"Based upon available information," university president James Ramsey said, "We determined it is reasonable to conclude that violations had occurred."
 
Ramsey said a committee was formed with university faculty to work with the NCAA investigators on gathering information, though officials declined to release "specifics of an on-going inquiry."
 
"The committee and I have been provided with regular updates over the last several months," Ramsey said. "While this was a difficult decision, it was made in the best interest of the University of Louisville."
 
Based on what the committee and the NCAA had found, "I made the decision to withhold the men's basketball program from all conference and NCAA post-season competition."
 
The self-imposed post-season ban will begin at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season. 
 
"We found out yesterday that we had a problem," Director of Athletics Tom Jurich said. "So we want to deal with this in the most rapid way that we possibly can."
 
"Tom and I have been in the dark on this since day one," Pitino said of the on-going investigation. "I cannot fathom why .. I know why someone robs a bank, they want the money. None of this, to this day, makes any sense to me at all."
 
Ramsey noted the impact of the ban will be felt by all fans and members of the U of L community. However, it may be felt most strongly by senior transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.

 

http://www.wdrb.com/...015-2016-season






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